Some photos, plus other things..
A new book! Soviet Ghosts by Rebecca Litchfield
Urban Exploration, or Urbex for short, is the exploration of urban environments in various stages of decay, or even just places that are out of sight. It’s an area of photography where much of the challenge is just getting into places that are generally out-of-bounds, usually in the legal sense.
There are of course perfectly legal ways of exploring abandoned properties, by obtaining permission…
A Project 365 do-over - turning my lost Aperture library into an opportunity…
In case you missed the news, or my post on my other site, Apple’s Aperture is now dead and the professionals and enthusiasts using it are going to have to look elsewhere for their future software needs. This has become a bit of a problem for me, but it has also given me an idea.
Mac users requiring more advanced photo editing and management features will need to start looking seriously at Das…
Whether you are a bike person or not, I challenge anyone to not be able to recognise the unmistakable thrum of a Harley Davidson’s V-Twin engine.
A Harley won’t get you where you want to go particularly quickly, but at least people will know to get the kettle on long before you arrive.
I’m no biker, but the old, now somewhat cliché dream of hitting the long, straight desert highways of the USA…
Inspiring stuff: Gordon Parks
Another one for the inspiration pile, this time by Gordon Parks.
“I picked up a camera because it was my choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty. I could have just as easily picked up a knife or a gun, like many of my childhood friends did… most of whom were murdered or put in prison… but I chose not to go that way. I felt that I could somehow…
Garry Winogrand, street photographer: a retrospective —via The Guardian
I realise I’ve been neglecting the “inspiration” category of this blog again, so I’m going to start collecting links to articles that I recommend you take a look at, here…
This dazzling American street photographer cut through the artifice of art and the portentousness of reportage to somehow, in a way rarely rivalled let alone equalled, snatch coruscating images of an ugly, lovely, hilarious…
Something a little different…
Ok, so everyone appears to be posting “selfies” to the internet these days, but quite frankly, the last thing I or anyone else wants to see in their feed is my gurning face.
I normally shoot quite instinctively, jumping from one thing to another. This time I dug a little deeper. This is what happened. Umm…